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I urge you to be professional always – President Koroma tells the military

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 February 2018: Ernest Bai Koroma, President of the Republic of Sierra Leone and Commander-in-Chief (CIC) of the Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces (RSLAF), yesterday Sunday 18th February 2018, urged the  men and women in uniform to be professional at all times. Speaking at the ceremony [Read More]

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Maada Bio sends message to the military as Sierra Leone celebrates Armed Forces Day

Maada Bio: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 February 2018 Colleague serving officers, men and women of the Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces, I salute you all in the spirit of the esprit de corps on this momentous day of commemorating the end of 11 years civil war in this country. [Read More]

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Message from America to our fellow Sierra Leoneans

Joseph Opala / Gary Schulze: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 February 2018 President Trump’s insulting remarks about Africans who immigrate to the United States prompted us to share our experiences on that subject. We bring an unusual perspective to the topic. We are both native-born Americans; from Oklahoma and New York [Read More]

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You can’t shake hands with clenched fists

Abdulai Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 February 2017: The social media has been flooded with photos of Chinese nationals actively participating in our political discourse recently. Many people have not only found this surprising but also appalling. There is a general impression that this is an affront on our political [Read More]

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Chinese in APC campaign – leader and chairman for life must give answers

Mahmud Tim Kargbo: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 February 2018 One political party that seems ever willing to acquiesce to anything for corruption and gross inefficiency, is the All People’s Congress (APC). This is not unexpected, considering their presence in every facet of public life and the highly visible profile of President [Read More]

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Ellen Johnson Sirleaf wins Mo Ibrahim Prize – what chance Koroma of Sierra Leone?

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 12 February 2018 The Prize Committee of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation has today announced that Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, former President of Liberia, has won the 2017 Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership. The Committee found that, confronted with unprecedented and renewed challenges, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf demonstrated [Read More]

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APC government cannot account for hundreds of millions of dollars according to audit reports

A concerned Citizen: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 February 2018 Based on publicly available figures, the government of Sierra Leone (GOSL) headed by President Ernest Bai Koroma and his All Peoples’ Congress (APC) party, may have presided over the most corrupt era in the history of the country, as they have [Read More]

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Another ECOWAS Court case against president Koroma – sacked NATCOM Boss calls for justice

Alusine Sesay: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 February 2018 A wrongful dismissal case against President Koroma’s National Telecommunications Commission (NATCOM) is currently being prepared for filing and hearing at the ECOWAS Court of Justice in Abuja, Nigeria. This will be another huge public humiliation for the Koroma government, after losing the [Read More]

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Sierra Leone coalition politics – compromise is not a betrayal

Abdulai Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 7 February 2018 The Sierra Leone general election is slowly but surely inching its way to the climax by the minute. In the meantime, the statisticians, soothsayers, and those with the crystal balls have gone to town, in trying to predict the outcome of the [Read More]